We demonstrate that a transparency window can be obtained within the absorptive dipole resonant regime, by slightly reducing the symmetric arrangement of a dipole-like bar grating covered by a waveguiding layer. The physical understanding is that, under the condition of reducing the grating symmetry, the lossy dipole plasmon resonance can be completely transferred into the waveguide mode in a way of destructive interference. In accompany with the tunable transparency window modulated by the symmetry-reduced displacement, an ultra high group index (slowing down the light) as well as a vortex distribution of the electromagnetic field is found.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics